What’s leaving NOW TV / Sky in March and April 2016?
James R | On 23, Mar 2016
As March descends, another wave of titles get ready to depart into the streaming ether – and judging by this list, NOW and Sky On Demand’s catalogue will be all the poorer for it. For Entertainment Membership subscribers, The Walking Dead’s first five seasons will shuffle away. For NOW Cinema Membership subscribers, Frozen bids farewell.
This is your last chance to stream the following TV shows and films on NOW and Sky On Demand:
Justified: Season 1 to 6 – 31st March
Timothy Olyphant and Elmore Leonard fans shouldn’t miss the chance to catch this FX series that sees Olyphant play a US Marshal hell-bent on enforcing his own brand of justice in Kentucky.
Nashville: Season 1 – 31st March
Callie Khouri’s TV series, which follows a range of country singers in Nashville, Tennessee, grappling with guitars, gossip and fame. Season 4 will arrive on Sky Living this summer, so you can expect all three seasons to be added once more for the ultimate binge-view catch-up.
Bones: Seasons 1 to 10 – 31st March
If you still go to bed dreaming of Angel in Buffy, get as much David Boreanaz for your buck as you can before the first 10 seasons of forensic thriller Bones depart.
Prison Break: Season 1 to 4 – 31st March
Before Prison Break is rebooted next year, make the most of this chance to catch up with the first four seasons. (Spoiler: It involves breaking out of prison.)
Broad City: Season 1 and 2 – 1st April
What started out as a web series about two women in New York has blossomed into a Comedy Central favourite, starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson.
Grey’s Anatomy: Seasons 1 to 10 – 1st April
Grey’s Anatomy is the series that cannot die, currently on its 12th season in the US. With 10 seasons set to depart Sky and NOW soon, if you like medical drama, there’s certainly a lot here to enjoy.
The Walking Dead: Season 1 to 6 (Part 1) – 1st April
We all knew it would have to come to an end eventually, but before The Walking Dead shuffles off Sky and NOW’s streaming line-up, this is a rare chance to catch up on the first five seasons (and half of the sixth) for a single monthly fee.
The Knick: Season 2 – 14th April
If the words Steven Soderbergh, Clive Owen, period medical drama and drug addiction don’t have your interest, then frankly, we can’t be friends.
Hannibal: Season 1 – 14th April
Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal may have been cancelled by NBC, but the show remains top-drawer crime telly – and this is your last chance to catch Season 1, which has been on NOW and Sky On Demand for as long as we can remember.
Elementary: Season 2 and 3 – 18th April
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to enjoy both BBC’s Sherlock and this modern US reboot. Well, it is until Seasons 2 and 3 disappear from Sky and NOW.
Other TV shows leaving in March and April 2016:
Hello Ladies: Season 1
Kings of the Wild: Season 1
Vera: Season 5
The Hills: Season 4, Episode 2 and 3
The Hills: Season 4, Episode 4 and 5
Weird Creatures with Nick Baker: Season 3
The Hills: Season 4, Episode 6 and 7
The Hills: Season 4, Episode 7 and 8
Dexter: Season 1, Episode 7 and 8
Marvel’s Agent Carter: Season 2, Episode 5
Outside Edge: Season 2
Martina Cole’s The Take: Season 1
DCI Banks: Season 3
Railroad Alaska: Season 2
Discovering Music: Season 1
Forever: Season 1, EPisode 1
Comedy Central At The Comedy Store: Season 10 and 11
NY ER: Season 1 and 2
NY Med: Season 1 and 2
South Park: Season 16 to 18
The Alternative Comedy Experience: Season 1 and 2
Talking Dead: Season 6
How the Universe Works: Season 1
Whitechapel: Season 3
Vera: Season 3
The Darling Buds of May: Season 1
NASA’s Greatest Missions: Season 1
NASA’s Unexplained Files: Season 1
Robin of Sherwood: Season 1 and 2
The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1
A League Of Their Own: Season 10
Marvel’s Agent Carter: Season 2, Episode 7
Scott and Bailey: Season 3
Stella: Season 5
Werner Herzog on Death Row: Season 2
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut – 27th March
Political satire, poo jokes and a singing Satan? South Park’s big-screen outing is a foul-mouthed and ferociously smart piece of filth.
Schindler’s List – 28th March
Steven Spielberg’s telling of the true story of Oskar Schindler, a factory owner who risked his own life to save his Jewish workforce from the Holocaust in World War, is a powerful, important masterpiece.
Before Sunrise – 31st March
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy star in Richard Linklater’s swooningly believable tale of two young strangers who meet on a train in Europe and decide to spend the night in Vienna.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 31st March
While struggling to balance his life as a student with his alter ego Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) begins to probe into the life of his father… and discovers that the threat posed by renegade electrician Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Russian mobster Rhino (Paul Giamatti) have one thing in common: the sinister OsCorp multinational, run by his old buddy Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan). Emma Stone and Garfield’s chemistry continues to impress, even if there are too many villains overall.
Frozen – 31st March
A tale of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, this charming Disney flick is surely the House of Mouse’s most feminist to date. More a tale of female relationships than a rom-com or adventure, this is refreshing, amusing and moving stuff. If you’re already singing “Let It Go” in your head, this is for you.
Elf – 31st March
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Yes, even in March.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – 11th April
Disney’s pirate franchise finds some gold left in the treasure chest with this enjoyable fourth outing, which swaps the first trilogy’s overwrought plot and romance for Ian McShane and Penelope Cruz in a hat.
The Fault in Our Stars – 12th April
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort bring John Green’s novel to life with a touching sincerity, as we see two teenagers living with cancer fall in love.
Maleficent – 19th April
Disney tweaks the Sleeping Beauty legend for the visually sumptuous tale of Maleficent (Angelina Jolie), a good fairy-turned-bad who spends years trying to atone for an act of malice. Her victim is Aurora (Elle Fanning), the daughter of her former love, Stefan (Sharlto Copley), who was seduced by power.
X-Men: Days of Future Past – 19th April
Bryan Singer’s prequel, sequel and reboot all in one is a mind-bending piece of sci-fi that manages to give every X-fan the ending – or beginning – they deserve.
Other movies leaving NOW in March and April 2016:
Benji the Hunted
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Bad News Bears
Top Dog (2014)
The Last Great Warrior
Beauty and the Beast
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Bad Boys II
Born To Fight
Clear and Present Danger
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Get A Horse!
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Miracle On 34th Street (1994)
New Jack City
No Good Deed
Play Misty for Me
Rebel Without a Cause
Starsky & Hutch
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Collector’s Edition
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Perfect Summer
When The Lights Went Out
Winnie The Pooh (2011)
The Last Samurai
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
East of Eden
Hot Lead And Cold Feet
The Trials of Cate McCall
Ben Stiller: Blue Steel
Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort
The Fault In Our Stars – Extended Edition
300: Rise of an Empire
That Darn Cat (1997)
The Purge: Anarchy
X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Rogue Cut